@Vib G Yor This is a really good point! It's hard to test out what it's like to actually work in a job before you do it. I have a friend that always tries to shadow a workplace for a day before taking on a new gig.
@andnowlights Is there any way to increase the amount of time you spend on the part you like? Or a new project you can take on during the 60% of time when you're bored? Googling waffle makers and sea monkeys for pay sounds awesome!
@Punk-assBookJockey I agree! It's also hard because what we like to do changes and we grow and get older. I could have hated working with people like you're describing when I was in college, but now it sounds rewarding.
@astauff I haven't, but that sounds fun! Maybe my next job...
I love these illustrations! Lovely.
@forget it i quit what a nice way to think about it!
@ceereelyo Any tips from when you worked in retail? Sounds like you have some great experience.
@Cerasi very true! I find happy hours awkward too, and still difficult to get to deeper connections.
This is a wonderful story, and helping your parents (or really, anyone you love) is a great way to spend money. That said, it cuts both ways. I've recently realized that I won't make as much (in spending power) as my parents (http://smallanswers.us/on-money-and-happiness-are-you-making-enough/).
@Lily Rowan I agree! I spoke with a recent grad about it and it really stunned them that they should think about their day-to-day tasks, but it's so important.